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Youths address issues

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, December 07, 2012

ISSUES discussed by youths at the Scripture Union of Fiji annual camp this week revolved around pornography, depression, HIV/AIDS and gender issues.

The young people asked questions on the issues and got feedback from each other.

Camp chairman Romulo Nayacalevu said the youths discussed issues they struggled with or confronted on a daily basis.

Mr Nayacalevu said the problems youths faced now were quite complicated and totally different from issues of the past.

"We looked at gender, on the whole dynamics of what a girl or a guy does, what is society's expectation and also on how youths can deal with their financial problems," Mr Nayacalevu said.

"Youths participating at the camp also got a chance to ask questions relating to the issues they face.

"Most of them raised their concern about relationships, how they deal with the opposite sex and how they can generate respect for people.

"We encourage youths to talk about issues they face such as being confronted with peer pressure on sex."

Youth camp participant Esther Ditoka said she learnt a lot from the scripture union camp.

Ms Ditoka said she learnt how to honour her parents and also build strong school friendships and develop mutual respect with other participants.





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